About the Doctors
Drs. Melody and David Spear each came to the field of chiropractic as a result of their intense, but very different explorations of the human body.
Dr. Melody studied modern dance and choreography at Bennington College, trained at the Merce Cunningham School of Dance, and worked as a dancer and choreographer. Her interest in health and movement initially led her to become a licensed massage therapist and holistic health counselor. Her desire to know more about the inner workings and healing abilities of the body brought her to Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. Moved to tears by the opening address of the President of the College, whose deteriorating vision in childhood had been healed by chiropractic care, Dr. Melody knew she had found her professional calling. Dr. Melody graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001, and was awarded the highest honor for clinical excellence.
Meanwhile, Dr. David followed a more circuitous path into chiropractic, via the basic sciences. Dr. David received his bachelor of arts in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He later earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA. In the course of his graduate studies, Dr. David patented a novel technique for introducing DNA into cells; this procedure is now licensed to Strategene, a biotechnology company. Although research was intellectually stimulating, Dr. David eventually found it to be lacking in heart and purpose. After much soul searching and a profound personal healing experience with chiropractic care, Dr. David was inspired to enroll at Life Chiropractic College West. The college invited him to join the faculty; Dr. David served as assistant professor of biochemistry, while pursuing his Doctorate of Chiropractic. This was the perfect combination of science and heart. Dr. David graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2000.
Our Practice, Our Passion
Chiropractic brought Drs. Melody and David together; this eventually led to their marriage in 2001. In 2002 they moved to Eugene and founded Body of Light Family Chiropractic. Chiropractic is much more than a profession for both doctors; it is their passion and their joy. Drs. David and Melody are committed to enhancing the health and well-being of children and families. They are proud members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and focus much of their continuing education on chiropractic care for children and expectant mothers. Both doctors are certified by the ICPA in the Webster Technique.
Drs. Melody and David are also committed to giving back to the community. During the past five years, Body of Light has supported many local nonprofit organizations, including Sparkplug Dance, Eugene Ballet, Eugene Family YMCA, Cherry Blossom Musical Arts, KLCC, Oregon Public Broadcasting, the Springfield DARE Program, Womenspace, FOOD for Lane County, and many others.
Although Drs. Melody and David are passionate about chiropractic and Body of Light, their greatest accomplishments and joy are their daughters Linde and Junie.